Status Update: Discord, Ko-fi, Patreon, Wiki, and the Chip Shortage

If you check the website looking for new posts here, you have probably noticed that I am terrible at consistently writing posts. The last client release I mention here is 1.50 in October 2021, and we are currently at release 1.60.1. There have been literally been 10 releases since the last update post. Sorry about that. The simple fact of the matter is that I am constantly head down building new features and adding support for more and more disk formats. I currently running a cadence of a new release every 2 weeks and things are evolving at a rapid pace. If you are interested in keeping up with the latest developments about Applesauce, I highly recommend that you join the Applesauce community discord. There is a lot of great conversations going on over there with oodles of technical content if that is your thing. You can join at this link: Join the Discord

I have also started up Ko-fi and Patreon accounts to help me be able to continue spending a good amount of time working on Applesauce. It also helps to fund the purchase of new gear for testing and for reverse engineering disk formats. If you are in a position to be able to help the project financially, it is greatly appreciated! Donate via Ko-fi orĀ Become a Patron

All of the documentation here on the website is being transitioned over to a new wiki that the community is helping to construct. It is still in the early stages, but I am really excited about the plans for it. I think that it is going to become a tremendous reference for Applesauce users as well as users of other disk imaging tools. The wiki can be found here.

Lastly, as of this writing, there is still some Applesauce hardware available. But we are coming down to the end of the production run. Also, the heart of the Applesauce hardware is now completely out of stock at the manufacturer due to the worldwide chip shortage. Once these units I have in stock are sold, we have no idea when new ones will be available. Currently hearing that there may be some availability in July/August 2022, but it is far from being guaranteed. We still have lots of stock of upgrade kits, sync sensors, and other accessories, so we will still be offering those.

Thank you everyone for the continued support of the Applesauce project!